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Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office still prosecuting gay men for crimes under invalid law

Despite the U.S. Supreme Court invalidating same-sex sodomy laws in 2003, at least a dozen cases have been brought against gay men in Baton Rouge, La. since 2011 reports the local Advocate. The stings, which have largely targeted middle-age men in and around Manchac Park, were not only found to be illegal by the local […]

Employee ordered to stand trial in architect’s murder

BY NEAL PUTNAM A judge Wednesday ordered a murder trial for an employee of architect Graham Downes who was beaten to death following a night of heavy drinking at a party at his Banker’s Hill home on April 19. Higinio Soriano Salgado, 31, pleaded not guilty following a preliminary hearing conducted by San Diego Superior […]

Second ministry supports same-sex marriage in Vietnam

Following on the heels of April’s historic announcement by Vietnam’s Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Justice’s Ha Hung Cuong has called for the end of marriage discrimination against same-sex couples. In a statement released Monday, the Justice issued a road map for the eventual legalization of same-sex marriage including the recognition of property between two […]

AIDS Walk San Diego’s kickoff event Aug. 15

AIDS Walk San Diego’s Street Food & Street Challenge kickoff event is happening Thursday, Aug. 15. If you haven’t registered your team for AIDS Walk yet, go online and register at aidswalksd.org. Then stop by The Center Aug. 15 with your team for the official kickoff as The Center unveils some of their challenges for […]

Rally for Bradley Manning in Hillcrest today 5 p.m.

The San Diego Coalition to Free Manning is staging a rally at Sixth Avenue and  University Avenue in Hillcrest starting at 5 p,m. to coincide with the date  the Army court marshal  released its ruling on  Pfc. Bradley Manning. The rally will include banners, chanting, many local speakers, as well as an open mic for […]

Bradley Manning found not guilty of aiding the enemy, guilty on other charges

(CNN) – A military judge has found Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history, not guilty of aiding the enemy – a charge that would have carried a maximum sentence of life in prison. Manning was also found not guilty of unauthorized possession of information relating to national […]

HRC: Popes statement on gay priests ‘represents a significant change in tone’

WASHINGTON – Following his historic visit to Brazil for World Youth Day, Pope Francis made multiple comments about gay Catholics in the priesthood during a wide-ranging press conference aboard the Papal plane. By all accounts, the Pope was speaking in response to a question about gay priests within the Roman Curia when he said, “Who […]

Russian government states anti-gay legislation ‘will not affect those attending or taking part in the Games’

WASHINGTON – Friday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) released a statement to Russian news outlets responding to growing international fear about the safety of LGBT individuals and allies living in Russia or traveling to Russia for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.  The fear and outrage is rooted in the recent crackdown on […]

Sign controversy surrounding Phoenix City Council candidate’s signs (VIDEO)

One LGBTweekly reader spotted a political sign in Phoenix that is causing some controversy. In his race for Phoenix City Council District 4, HIV/LGBT advocate Austin Head’s roadside campaign signs have, apparently, been mis-interpreted by some! On a more serious note Head knows all too well what it’s like to be discriminated against. Last year […]

LGBTQ organizations urge New York City Council to override Mayor Bloomberg’s opposition to historic bill to ban discriminatory profiling by NYPD

NEW YORK – Today, national and international LGBT organizations – including the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Lambda Legal, the National Black Justice Coalition, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, and GLAAD – joined with local LGBTQ organizations to urge New York City legislators to defend […]

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